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? >> you know, we have talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller, he produces funny videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube? 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> reporter: viral, damon said his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that is why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped a million people so far. but as damon said, there is still another 80 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it is a start and a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning giving people affordable loans in places where getting water is a challenge is really working. and he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. >> for more on matt damon's efforts to provide clean water to people around the world and how you can
ben in london. six minutes away right now from the new year in london. you're looking at live pictures over there. we'll show you some of the excitement at the top of the hour. we're still more than five hours away from new year's eve here on the eastern time zone of the united states. looking at live pictures from times square right now. the party is already getting started, as it always done a little earlier. in key west florida, that's where john zarrella is standing by. walk us through what is happening tonight in key west, john. >> reporter: sure, wolf. they have been partying all day in key west. we're on duval street, home of the famous bourbon street pub and the red stiletto. that's where sushi the drag queen will be coming down in the shoe at midnight. we're staped down here, been down here for ten years and the crowd is gathering. folks who wanted to be in "the situation room," right? >> right. >> where are you from? >> indiana. >> indiana? >> where the snow is deep. >> it's colder there than here? >> quite a bit. >> where are you from? >> jacksonville, illinois. >> chilly up
heard from senator ben nelson. if we can, let's play that sound bite from a few hours ago. we don't have that sound bite ready at the moment. i'm sorry about that. what senator nelson said was the next 24 hours are the window if something doesn't happen in this next day, then there may be no chance of getting a fiscal cliff deal by january 1st. so that's along the lines of what senator reid is also saying. here we are, critical hours yet again. >> they are running out of days, as you know. we'll get back to you when you get that statement from senator mcdonnell. thanks so much. >> you got it. >>> cnn's chief correspondent ali velshi has a lose closer look at how lawmakers and president obama got themselves in this mess in the first place. >> now we've passed a bold package of tax relief for america's families and businesses. >> it starts more than a decade ago when then president george w. bush initiated a series of tax cuts for all americans but it's a deal with the devil. the cuts, which are politically expedient but costly to government expire in ten year's time. >> both houses of con
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
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